Saturday, October 5, 2013


Claire & Charlotte attended a birthday party today.  One boy's Daddy is on furlough, and during the journey home, we discussed the government shutdown, "who is the government", etc.  Claire thought for a bit, then said, "Can you & Daddy be my government, Mommy?"  Why yes, yes I can, and you will never have a government shutdown.  Claire also won't have the opportunity to vote Mommy out of office for unpopular actions, but given the gerrymandered districts in the US, one could debate our ability to remove elected officials.  "I choose you to be my government, Mommy," Claire concluded.

During a car journey, Daddy braked suddenly to avoid injuring a small rodent.  "Daddy has a squirrel habit," the girls concluded about learning of the taxidermy squirrel in Pops and Granny's attic, and Daddy's evident attachment to it.

Claire started tae kwon do lessons this weekend.  We have no photographic proof of the event, however, because after the first 20 - 25 minutes, she decided it was horrible, awful, intolerable, and she didn't want to be a ninja any more.  Ninja don't quit, however, so we'll be back again next Friday - maybe we'll obtain proof then.

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